kevin lyda wrote:
>> ...i used to live in buffalo, ny which is near the canadian border.
> canadians get very cranky about comments like that (saying alanis is
> canadian, or saying there's not much difference).
What, she's not? Canadians do get cranky about that sort of thing all right, I used to work with a
guy from Toronto who'd get really annoyed when we'd call him a "bloody yank" (not as annoyed as when
he saw my South Park "Blame Canada" desktop background though)
> it's like calling
> a texan a yank - well, not exactly, you probably won't get shot in
> the former case.
Texans are just wierd though - Dubya counts as normal there, scary as it sounds. I once had a texan
ask me for my passport in a bar in California, not to check my age, but because he didn't believe my
Irish accent was genuine.
> in fact a cranky canadian is kind of hard to notice
> i suppose. they just say please, pardon and thank you in angry tones.
Yeah, and it just makes it worse when you ask them "Eh buddy, what are you mad aboot?" then.
> ok, now i'm making sweeping generalisations...
And all sweeping generalisations are bad, right?
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